DUBAI, UAE, February 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the morning dawns on another day of anger and dissension in Egypt, expats in the country in fear for their lives are making arrangements to flee.
Air Charter International has been key in aiding the innocent victims of this political unrest by getting them safely out of Egypt. "To date we have chartered numerous rescue flights out of Egypt over a span of a few days," said Claire Brugirard, Commercial Sales Manager at Air Charter International.
She stated that all of these were executive and passenger evacuations out of Egypt. "Given the state of affairs in the country at the moment, our team faced several challenges in providing emergency response."
However, Mrs. Brugirard reiterated that with their extensive experience in the Middle East and by working around the clock, they were able to take over 1000 passengers to safety.
"When we learned of what was happening in Egypt, our team quickly compiled a list of aircraft that could be useful in this situation. So when clients called us we were instantly able to provide information on all the most suitable available aircraft."
Mrs. Brugirard said that Air Charter International sourced a number of suitable and reliable aircraft ideal for emergency evacuation.
For this level of crisis management, Air Charter International chartered B737-800, B737-400, Hawker 800 and King Air 200. "We chose these aircraft because they were the most economical and ideal for the range of destinations which expatriates were being evacuated to."
Air Charter International successfully evacuated over a 1000 passengers to areas such as Amman, Prague, Dubai and Washington DC.
"Our dedicated sales team worked 24 hours a day to ensure that every single person that chartered with us got to their destination safely and comfortably. We were glad to do our part in helping the innocent victims of this sudden violence."
Notes to Editor:
Air Charter International (ACI) a leading aircraft charter and leasing company based in Dubai, UAE, has been in operation since 1994 and covers 4-A region, namely: Arabia, Africa, Asia and Asia Pacific and services long and short term aircraft requirements. ACI has also made a strategic move into Aircraft Management through its 100% owned subsidiary: Jet Ops which operates and manages three Cessna 208A Amphibian seaplanes for a commercial tourism operation named Seawings. Seawings provides seaplane operations within the United Arab Emirates and is the only seaplane sightseeing service in the region, considered a must-do for visitors to Dubai. The resource pool of ACI includes professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds & nationalities with a strong focus on aviation related industry and experience.
Contact: Carine Duvignaud Corporate Marketing and Communications Manager Company: Air Charter International (Arabia) Ltd Phone: +971-48070808 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.aircharter-international.com
SOURCE Air Charter International